what about mr cornbread red?
no way jose......tho myself and just about everyone else loves the mans legend to death.....
the list can be argued
Harold won the 3cushion world champs at 21 years of age.....he also busted up everyone in the whole world when he started playing pool....man even ran 40 balls into his one hole without a miss at johnston city while shorty was steering him (you think shorty was trying to help him lmfao).....Lassiter himself ducked the man as he had too much to lose and you can't blame him. Worst died of cancer WAY WAY TOO YOUNG.....but he struck fear into the heart of everyman that ever saw him play.
Lassiter....was a god among men only Don willis and Worst were ever a threat to his reign.
Ed Kelly was probably the best all around from the next generation, with its own players stating outright that Kelly was bar none all around the best.
Don Willis......his skills were so infamous its hard to really know how good the man really was....he was also a world class ping pong player
Effren....well he is undoubtably the best all around in the past 20 years
Mosconi.....tho just known for straight pool everyone can concur that he was world class at any game and if he didn't happen to know that game he clearly could have excelled at it.
Ralf Greenleaf.....the real deal original KING of billiards.....greenleaf ran hundreds while he was so drunk he could barely stand up....alcohol ruined his life, if he had been clean and sober i don't think we would be talking about mosconi nearly as much....Greenleaf also owns the 14.1 record for high run on the 10'. There has been only one other player with his natural born talent imop....KEITH McCREADY
IF THE DEVIL CAME DOWN AND WE HAD ONE PLAYER TO PICK TO PLAY HIM DEAD OR ALIVE FOR THE SAKE OF HUMANITY.....
I would hands down pick HAROLD WORST....... his reaction would be the same as everyone elses was....he would make the devils hands tremble like he had palsy.